STI’s STIAssessment contains an item bank of questions that are correlated with the standards of the 13 states in which STI currently sells the product, but product manager Coy Travers said the software will incorporate every state’s standards by the next school year. As with the other products already mentioned, teachers can build assessments either manually or automatically for whatever content strand they want to test. STI’s program has the added advantage of working as either a completely stand-alone product or an integrated component of the company’s Student Information System software. Travers said the company is working with third-party content providers to add an instructional management component, too–so users will be able to see not only which skills are lacking, but also what resources (software, textbooks, etc.) exist within the district that correlate with the skills that need to be learned.

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